Thank you BAYER for inventing the completely non-addictive drug HEROIN. TRAINSPOTTING THE PLAY could never ever had existed without BAYER AG, the German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company. From 1898 through to 1910, the German drug company BAYER marketed its “diamorphine” as an over-the-counter drug under its trademarked name HEROIN, advertised as a “non-addictive morphine substitute and cough suppressant”.
TRAINSPOTTING THE PLAY is blunt, dark and highly entertaining, and is an excellent way to experience all the joys of heroin (but with no consequences) including unemployment, waiting to overdose and die, needle sharing, death defying lifestyle choices. Expect strobe lighting, endless passion, controversy, strong nudity, strong explicit language, strong adult themes, sex and scenes of a sexual nature, intravenous drug usage, domestic violence, simulated gunfire, bodily fluids, plus scenes guaranteed to shock every audience.
TRAINSPOTTING THE PLAY is set in the 1980s, during the Edinburgh fringe festival and constantly is very confronting and is equally hilarious and controversial. Very violent, detailing the lost/empty lives and missed opportunities of these alcohol/heroin fuelled Edinburgh young men and young women, and their disintegrating friendship.
These self-destructive close friends, Spud, Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie are all on a short journey, direct to the horrific heart of a hell, located in Edinburgh. Psychos, junkies, wide-boys and no-hopers. Nine incredible actors, seen in multiple roles, together deliver a thought-proving and memorable live theatre experience. For adult audiences 18+ and remember that if you sit in the front row, then you too, will be part of the show.
Cast: Adam Golledge, Bruno Attanasio, Matthew Vautin, Jayden Muir, Shaw Cameron, Julie Bettens, Stephanie Eloise, Cassius Russell, Jenae O’Connor
Director: SIMON THOMSON
GradCo Studio presents TRAINSPOTTING THE PLAY. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh as adapted in 1994 by Harry Gibson. In London, winner of Sunday Times award for best new play.
Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst (near Taylor Square)
Season dates 16th until 26th January 2019 – 7.30pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2pm and 7.30pm Sat –
Running time 120 minutes with one interval.
GradCo Studio is a not-for-profit organisation whose main purpose is to create new theatre productions with graduates from Sydney Theatre School. The organisation was founded in September 2015 when the first round of graduates decided to take their collaboratively devised physical theatre show on tour. These actors created the company in order to work self-sufficiently and to continually produce their own work. Now in its third year, the company strives to make thought-provoking work and give its members multiple opportunities to perform.